Sights & Sounds of Christmas

The Atchison Community invites you to join us on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 for an afternoon of children’s activities, holiday cheer and plenty of excitement ~ culminating with our lighted Christmas Parade.

This is a great event to get anyone into the Christmas Spirit!

12:00pm – 4:30pm: Cinderella Carriage Rides | Carriage will load at 7th and Commercial | Sponsored by Bradken

12:00pm – 4:30pm: Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides | Sleigh will load at 5th and Commercial

*Activities are subject to change.

10:00am – 2:00pm: The Santa House is Open | 500 Block of Commercial

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Face Painting | 610 Commercial (Gambino’s Pizza)

12:00pm – 4:30pm: Santa’s Workshop (Ages 3-10) | 103 S 7th St (Mall Towers Dining Room) | Sponsored by Blish-Mize

12:00pm – 4:30pm: Little Christmas Train | 600 Block of Commercial | Sponsored by L&L Construction

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Story Time | Boarding at 6th and Commercial | Aboard the Atchison Trolley| Sponsored by Atchison Eye Specialists

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Holiday Photo Opportunity | 500 Block of Commercial

*Activities are subject to change.

1:30pm: Dance with Me Dance Performers | 524 Commercial (Dance with Me Studio)

2:30pm & 3:45pm: Puppet Shows | Sponsored by MPG Ingredients | 524 Commercial (Dance with Me Studio)

3:00pm: Little Mr. & Miss Wonderland Pageant | Sponsored by Urban Lawncare, The Atchison Globe & First Steps Childhood Learning Center | 819 Commercial (Memorial Hall)

*Activities are subject to change.

Parade of Lights 5:30pm

The grand finale of the Sights & Sounds of Christmas!
Parade of Lights is Sponsored by Bank of Atchison
3D Glasses sponsored by Berger Company, Golden Star and Patsy Porter, CPA PA.

The parade through beautiful downtown Atchison is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1st. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50)!!
There are three parade entry categories:

  • Family
  • Business
  • Church/Youth Groups

If you have any questions, give us a call at 913-367-2427. Please return your completed entry form to the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, located in the Santa Fe Depot at 200 S. 10th St. in Atchison.

Coloring Contest

Presented by the Atchison Chamber of Commerce

Sights & Sounds of Christmas is having a coloring contest for children ages Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. The kids can color their reindeer and fill out this entry form to enter the contest.

Please drop off completed drawings by 5:00pm on Monday, November 19th to:

The Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce at 200 S. 10th Street

Drawings will be judged on Monday, November 26th.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for each grade level will be awarded.

Grade Levels:

Pre-Kindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

All drawings entered will be on display in the Schweser’s Building, 619 Commercial, during the Sights & Sounds of Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. If you would like your child’s drawing back after Sights & Sounds, they can be picked up on that same day anytime after 4:30pm at the same location.

Mr. & Miss Winter Wonderland Pageant

For more information and the registration form, view or download it here.

For questions, please contact Nina Ostertag at 913-426-1527

Sponsored by Urban Lawn Care, First Steps Childcare, The Atchison Globe and the Atchison Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, December 1st

3:00 pm | Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial St.

Prince and Princess division: ages 4-8

King and Queen division: ages 9-13

Contestants will be judged and scored on their personality, Christmas themed attire, interview with Santa and overall confidence.

Entry Fee: $10 (all proceeds donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign) Deadline is Nov. 21st

Winners in each age division receive the King’s/Queens’s Crown and sash, a Christmas gift package and will ride the horse drawn carriage in the Sights and Sounds of Christmas Parade!

Mr. and Miss Photogenic Competition

Entry fee: $5 per photo (8×10 or smaller)

Deadline is Nov. 21st

Winners in each division will receive the official “Photogenic” sash!

North Pole Village

Coloring contest entries on display | 619 Commercial Street | Christmas music playing all day

Visit the Chamber Booth to enter into the Giant Stocking Giveaway! Children ages 4 through 8 are welcome to participate! The winners of the Boys’ and Girls’ stockings will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

3D Glasses, sponsored by Berger Company, Golden Star, Inc., and Patsy Porter CPA PA will also be available at the Chamber booth.

Fresh roasted nuts will be for sale at the Chamber Booth. Cashews, pecans and almonds available. Lighted Christmas accessories for sale!  The perfect addition to any Sights & Sounds of Christmas outfit!

iPad Mini Giveaway – Sponsored by Exchange Bank & Trust

Spend $20 or more at any Atchison independent business to be entered in a drawing for an iPad Mini. One receipt from each business will be accepted — each must total $20 or more. Must be 12 years or older to participate.

Come write your letters for Santa on our special Christmas stationary!  Mrs. Claus will be at the North Pole Village to collect the letter and hand deliver them to Santa!

The Girl Scouts will be serving soda, water, and hot cider in the North Pole Village. Stop by and purchase a refreshment!

The Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and conduct a 50/50 Pot raffle. The 50/50 winner gets 50 percent of total sales and the remainder will go to the Atchison Downtown Christmas Decoration Fund.
 The pot will start with a total of $100 donated by the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atchison.

The 50/50 Pot winner is chosen by a random drawing conducted by the Atchison Ambassadors from all entries submitted during the Sights and Sounds events, from Noon – 4:30 pm. Ticket Prices are: 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5
Available for purchase at the North Pole, 619 Commercial St.

The winner will be announced at 4:30 pm.
In order to purchase raffle tickets and win, individuals must be 18 years or over.

Additional vendors include:

Atchison Aviators 4-H Group

Face Painter

Ghost Roast Coffee

Gateway to Kansas

Live Well Live Atchison

Model Train Display